Aliona Vilani is pregnant with her first child

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Aliona Vilani has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Vincent Kavanagh

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Aliona and Vincent Kavanagh (c) Twitter

Aliona and Vincent Kavanagh (c) Twitter

Aliona Vilani is pregnant with her first child.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' star was excited to share the news she is expecting a child with her husband Vincent Kavanagh.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Just want to share our amazing news! Vin & I are pregnant and we are sooo excited to have our little miracle!!! (sic)"

And the 32-year-old dancer - who left the BBC One series in December 2015 - previously claimed the 'Strictly Come Dancing' workload didn't give her much time to have a child.

She said: "'Strictly' is a really full-on show, so basically you have to take five months out of your life. You don't see your friends, you don't see your family, you don't have any days off. Let's say I want to start a family and have a baby - I don't want to take five months out of my life and not be with my child, especially in the beginning. So I think I really had to step away."

And Aliona only wishes she could have stayed on the show and raised a family too.

She added: "When I decided I knew what I was doing, but I kind of have no other choice. I really want to start a family with my husband and I can't just take five months out of my life and not be with my family, without any days off.

"I don't mind if I would have a day or two days off - maybe that would change my mind - but with 'Strictly' you can't have that. Every year the cast is always amazing, and every year there's new dancers, and some of the previous dancers would leave the show, so it's good. The show is evolving, the cast is evolving, so it's amazing. I think it's good, it's healthy."

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